The Pothole Project: Creating Teeny, Tiny Gardens

Published: Monday 11 August 2014

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The Pothole Project: Creating Teeny, Tiny Gardens

Flicking through the Sunday papers over brunch last weekend, this picture of a miniature garden caught my attention….

The Pothole Gardener

Gaining exposure on the cover of this season’s Australian Garden History Magazine, the Pothole Gardener project is ‘all about creating unexpected moments of happiness’.

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Founder Steve Wheen expresses on his Pothole Gardener blog, “My little gardens are a respite from the greyness of London. People read all sorts of things into my gardens when they try and rationalise them – something I’m fascinated with…”

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“I don’t generally garden on the road, only on the footpaths (I’m not completely mad) and apart from keeping safe, the only rule of pothole gardening is I don’t ever use figures in my gardens. I use a lot of miniatures as part of the project, and as a big part of my work is inspiring peoples imaginations and I find leaving scenes helps provoke the audience”.

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For Steve, pothole gardening is all about “getting out there and getting your hands dirty” and his happy little pothole garden inspirations have struck a chord with many others. Steve regularly receives pics of wonderful gardens from around the world that he posts to his blog. Some have even made it into his book “The Little Book of Little Gardens”.

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CREATE YOUR OWN POTHOLE GARDENS

Get behind this fantastic feel good project and create a pothole garden of your own. Upload an image to Instagram tagging @potholegardener and @flowersforeveryoneaustralia –  we’ll further spread our favourite tags on the Flowers for Everyone Facebook page for even more people to feel the love!

References and Photo Credits: http://thepotholegardener.com/

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